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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Jul 4, 2004

Dear all Finnish-related members,

I was triggered some months ago to ask this question at http://www.proz.com/topic/17538 .
I have now sent the question to 100 members within the eng>fin group to ask for their opinion. I have also asked the poster, Heli Kajander ( http://www.proz.com/pro/10974 ) if she would accept becoming its moderator.

What do you all think about asking Henry to create a Finnish Forum?

I do not know at all how the situation is -
(Ei ymmerä soumea mutta puhun erinomaisen hyvin )

I just feel like making complete the 'Nordic
Bouquet' at ProZ.com

Please let your voice be heard

Best regards

Mats J C Wiman
Übersetzer/Translator/Traducteur/Traductor > swe
http://www.MatsWiman.com
http://www.Deutsch-Schwedisch.com
http://www.proz.com/pro/1749
(Proz.com moderator, deu>swe, Swedish)
Träsk 201
SE-872 97 Skog
Schweden/Sweden/Suède/Suecia
Tel:+46-612-54112 Fax:+46-612-54181 Mobile:+46-70-5769797


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xxxAlfa Trans  Identity Verified
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Seconded Jul 4, 2004

I think it is a good idea to have a Finnish forum. Maybe it would be wise to have a list of moderators instead of only one (though it seems hard to find even one to volunteer...). Let us create a pleasant, professional atmosphere for discussion.

Täytyyhän meidän perustaa oma foorumi suomalaisille kääntäjille, eikö totta? Ottakaa kantaa, hyvät kollegat!

[Edited at 2004-07-04 18:06]


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Kristina Juvonen
Finland
Local time: 21:38
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Agree for a Finnish forum Jul 4, 2004

Yeah, I agree, but without wanting to discourage you guys, there might not be lots of people around. People having lots of work don't have time to spend on these things. There's such a forum at TC and as far as I know, not many postings. However, the idea is good, at least for those who are just starting in the business. Finding a moderator (or moderators) may be the hardest thing.

It's good to get together, but perhaps most of us have already other means for that?

Just wondering...

Best regards,
Kristina Juvonen
French-Finnish-French
English-Finnish
Rue des Grottes, 47
B-5580 Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
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Why not try it? Jul 5, 2004

Finnish speaking translators and interpreters communicate mostly thru the translat mailing list. For me it's too messy, so I do not go there, but if you want to come people to Proz.com for exchange of messages you should advertise the new forum at translat.
For Wordfast-related questions there exists a list at yahoo. Most Finns use Wordfast, only few Trados.


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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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YES! Let's try it! Jul 5, 2004

Dear all,

For those who have doubts, there are a few Finnish-related members:

Language Plat Regular
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eng>fin 42 397
deu>fin 10 71
fra>fin 8 42
spa>fin 4 27
fin>eng 26 250
fin>deu 5 33
fin>fra 4 19
fin>spa 3 17
---------------------
938 freelancers
many of them doubled or tripled, but still.
(other combinations not listed here)

I think we might very well have a critical mass here.

Mats


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Spencer Allman
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:38
Finnish to English
Yes I agree Jul 5, 2004

Might be good

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Krista Igbarria
Local time: 21:38
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Good idea! Jul 5, 2004

I think it's a good idea! OK, people might be busy but so what, I'm still sure there will be people who have time/energy and enthusiasm to contribute to the forum. Besides, many times you can actually save time by communicating with other translators. So, why not!

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Susan Ruusunen  Identity Verified
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Yes for the forum Jul 6, 2004

Yep, absolutely.
And yes, people tend to get busy, but we all have some less hectic moments here and there - and it's not like every other forum is always used every single day, either.
So I'd be all for the idea, too.

And have to agree with Heinrich about the translat list, it tends to be very scrambled and at least I seem to get some weirdly scripted posts (all the ä's and ö's messed up), which makes it hard and time consuming to read.

I might volunteer to be a co-moderator if you need one - I do spend half of my day (ok I'm lying; most of my day) in front of a comp anyway. Let me know how things go.

*Wishing for a warmer weather around here*, Susan


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Marjukka Lind
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More support Jul 12, 2004

I also support the Finnish forum!

I have just moved from the Netherlands back to Finland and 4 years abroad have made it difficult to fit in here. I would love to talk to other people who have moved back or are living abroad or are thinking of moving back.

Marjukka


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Taina Saarinen  Identity Verified
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Agree Jul 13, 2004

I agree. Let´s establish a Finnish Forum and see how it develops.

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gianfranco  Identity Verified
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The Finnish forum will open today Jul 13, 2004

Dear Finnish speaking members
thank you for your interest in a Forum in Finnish.

The forum will open today, and your colleague Annira Silver has kindly accepted to take care of it, serving as Finnish Forum moderator.

I thank you Annira and wish the forum to develop as helpful and friendly as all other ProZ.com forums.

Gianfranco
ProZ.com Team


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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Good news! Jul 18, 2004

I am so glad that this happened 'behind my back'.
Left for Germany and Paris an I am back in Straelen, Germany today and I read with joy that Annira Silver has accepted to be the forum moderator.
Please let this fact be known all over the Finnish-speaking world!
Thanks Annira!

Best regards

Mats J C Wiman (July 13-28: See mobile number below)
Übersetzer/Translator/Traducteur/Traductor > swe
http://www.MatsWiman.com
http://www.Deutsch-Schwedisch.com
http://www.proz.com/pro/1749
(Proz.com moderator, deu>swe, Swedish)
Träsk 201
SE-872 97 Skog
Schweden/Sweden/Suède/Suecia
Tel:+46-612-54112 Fax:+46-612-54181 Mobile:+46-70-5769797


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